Social Media Club of Boston 5th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business

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Last night I attended the Social Media Club of Boston 5 th Anniversary Celebration: The Evolution of Social Business. It featured a panel with Alistar Rennie, General Manager, Social Business and Collaboration Solutions, IBM; Andy Carusone from Lowe’s Home Improvement; and Ric Fulop, North Bridge Venture Partners.   Over the past several years the conversations have gone from tools to how to better organize the business.

Social Business – *The* Ecosystem


Well, more than anything else, because it’s probably one of the best, most comprehensive reads you will do to find out where Social Business comes from, where we are nowadays and what lies ahead as our next challenge. Digital Business: The Transactional Era.

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Complete Listing of My 2011 Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference Notes

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Conference in Boston so I could remember what I experienced. Views from the Top of Boston. Conference Notes: Business Leadership Roundtable with Andrew McAfee. Here is the complete series of notes I took on the 2011 Enterprise 2.0 These are close to real time so I have an excuse for typos this time. It was a great event and opportunity to see old friends, see some virtual friends for the first time in person, and make new friends.

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What are Business Ecosystems?

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Business Ecosystem Model developed by Dr. James F. I recently wrote about business ecosystems, adaptability, and change leadership. This post takes us back to the basics: what are business ecosystems? Why are Business Ecosystems Important? What are Business Ecosystems?

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Visions of Business Ecosystems

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These are all descriptions of business ecosystems. In this post, we’ll look at a few different ways organizations depict and understand their business ecosystems. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem. The Corvallis Business Ecosystem map shows the elements of the start-up ecosystem.

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Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0 Era: Social in the Context of My Work

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conference in Boston. Here is the session description: “The widespread adoption of Facebook, the embrace of activity streams by business applications, and the success of smartphone applications have significantly changed information worker expectations since Enterprise 2.0 Innovations since 2006 since the E20 term came out: social network sites, smart phone and tablet apps, business apps using activity streams. It could be in a workspace, business app, or email.

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Boston E20 Notes: Building a Unified Communications and Collaboration Roadmap

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conference in Boston. Their research finds that the more business involvement in IT projects, the higher the success. It is good to have someone deeply involved in the business going back to IT with the functional problems. 

Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption

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conference in Boston.   Communities can be a low cost way to improve your business results on an ongoing basis. A key first step is to identify your business strategy and create alignment with community. She next offered a community business model.

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The Business Value of Stories

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With the advent of text and storage devices such as clay tablets and papyrus, other forms of documentation became possible and stories went underground in certain contexts such as business. Within business however, although stories have remained important in informal knowledge transfer, they have not been fully recognized for their value and have not been used to achieve maximum benefit. Boston: Butterworth Heinemann. “Sometime reality is too complex. Fiction gives it form.”

Boston E20 Notes: The Iceberg Effect of Community Management

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conference in Boston.   Jason manages a community that is focused on innovation revenue about their business of managing events. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow.

The Trials and Tribulations of a Mobile Knowledge Worker in a Social Business World


Here is an interesting study that I have just bumped into a couple of days ago, and which may resonate with plenty of folks out there on the relevancy of Social Business in today’s corporate world. All in all, 7 different social business events in an 8 day long timeframe.

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Social Business Forum 2011 – On Collaboration by Luis Suarez


event in Boston is approaching really fast and before you know it it’s already here! and Social Business events taking place in Milan, Italy, on June 8th. Indeed, mark your calendars as well for the Social Business Forum 2011.

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Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work – #e2conf Highlights


There will be other entries that I will be putting together over the course of the next few days sharing along what else I learned throughout the event, but for now, let’s get things started with this one: Social Task Management – When Social Business Got Down to Work.

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Social Business Forum Highlights – Highlights from Breakout Sessions and Final Keynote


Once again, I am on the road on to another business trip. This time around to Boston, MA, to attend and present at *the* Enterprise 2.0 As a starting point, the fact you no longer need to be in the IT industry to become a fully integrated social business.

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Engineers without Fears

So I missed the Boston KM Forum but Jack took to me Popsignal in the evening. Jack got busy with the Wii while I went after free T-shirts from TripAdvisor and slingpage followed by some vociferous debating with the HBSP online crew. My last day in Boston was spent having lunch with the effervescent Doug Cornelius. jack vinson popsignal nat welch dan keldsen bill ives boston lisa abramsYou had to pre-book and for a moment I thought we weren't going to get in.


Was today's Boston Sunday Globe the last we'll ever see?

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Summary of My 2012 Boston Enterprise 2.0 Notes

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conference in Boston. Boston E20 Notes: Organization Next Workshop: Bridging the Participation Gap – Networks, Learning, and "Play" Boston E20 Notes: Building an Online Community from Strategy, Planning, and Launch to Effective Engagement and Adoption. Boston E20 Notes: The Iceberg Effect of Community Management. Boston E20 Notes: Got Numbers? Boston E20 Notes: Social as a Layer, Not a Place: Are We There Yet? Boston E20 Notes: The Post-2.0

Is that a Boston Globe in my driveway?

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Photo of Tom Winship, editor of The Boston Globe for 20 years, from Intl Center for Journalists , which Winship helped found, posted here in honor of the Globe's truly remarkable heritage Happened again. The daily reports in the Boston Globe indicate that negotiations between The Times Co. Tags: Boston Business Newspapers Publishing

"'Let's [not] meet'"

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Eli Stein cartoon, reprinted with permission Scott Kirsner's round-up today on how people feel about meetings - and what they do about it - is "likely" to be one of the most "liked" articles in modern Boston Globism. BusinessOther than.

Boston E20 Notes: An Expert Look Into the Technology Behind Social Business

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conference in Boston. I attended session - On the Back-End: An Expert Look Into the Technology Behind Social Business led by Patrick Stokes, Chief Product Officer, Buddy Media Here is the session description: “These days, social media means big business. I am pleased to be back for my sixth Enterprise 2.0 Here is a link to a summary of last year’s notes. This is another of my notes for this year. There will be more to follow.

My New Business Card for Enterprise 2.0 in Boston – Did You Get Yours Already?


and you end up with several dozens of business cards you keep promising yourself you will look back into when heading back home. Yet, you arrive and that bunch of new business cards gets piled in a drawer with all the others. So, here, here is my new business card : What the…?

The Business of Community Networking Conference, March 24-26, Boston. Please Join Us

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As conference contributor Patti Anklam wrote in describing The Business of Community Networking Conference scheduled for Boston, March 24-26: "This conference is focused on businesses that want to engage customers in interacting, networking, and exchanging knowledge using social media. Do join us for this meeting of minds about The Business of Community Networking, in Boston March 24-26. I look forward to meeting you in Boston.

"Let's take that online" -- Boston KM Forum

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Lovely day spent with the Boston KM Forum's "Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al.

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with IBM’s Jeff Schick

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conference in Boston. Jeff started by discussing some of the issues with social business. Social business is not just about small incremental improvements but it holds the potential for transformational improvements in the business. IBM can provide skilled people to help with social business implementations and gaining engagement. I asked about use cases and Jeff said to start with a business process. One goal is to socially enable business processes.

Boston E 20 Notes: Interview with Cisco’s Raj Gossain

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conference in Boston. Hierarchy helps to manage certain business processed but can be a real impediment to the demands of market acceleration and globally engaged work group. This market direction builds on WebEx leadership in meetings business. It is the number two cloud provider for business applications. The world is changing and business tools like WebEx Social enable companies to move towards the promise of the connected enterprise.

21st Century Organizations @ Business of Community Networking: IBM, Avon, CondoDomain, AMA Boston & the National Collegiate Scouting Association

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The joy of the Business of Community Networking conference, in which we just participated, was access to terrific case examples. AVON - Kristen Mitchell, Marketing Manager, AVON Online, provided inspiration and practical ideas from her use of social networking platforms to empower Avon representatives, extend their businesses and grow sales on and offline. Erica does not hesitate to use her individual enthusiasm for her company and work to help build the business.

Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools: Boston KM Forum - March 31

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Long title for what promises to be a good day with the Boston KM Forum on March 31: " Leveraging Virtual Teams & Social Tools for Business Advantage: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, et al." But what value have they had for business enterprises?  Business

Enterprise 2.0 Boston June 2010 Highlights: Making Technology Work in Organizations

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thought leaders and software vendors gathered in Boston starting June 14 for the conference that grew from Andrew McAfee's 2006 MIT Sloan Review article The Dawn of Emergent Collaboration and became the book. . As Marc Smith's Node XLS map reveals, recognized and aspiring Enterprise 2.0

Trip to Boston to Attend and Present at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference


If my last blog post I was sharing with you folks how busy things were in general; well, last week was no different. conference time in Boston, folks! It looks like, in this blog, I am going through one of those phases that pretty much resembles the Guadiana river. I show up.

A new low for Bank of America

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Warning: if you have a banking problem and if, like me, you are a Bank of America business customer by virtue of a corporate round-up (my original perfectly fine BayBank was bought by BankBoston -- nee Bank of Boston --. Business

Boston Enterprise 2.0 Conference Voting is Now Open – Your Votes Will be Appreciated

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They have just opened voting for Boston Enterprise 2.0 This is an appeal to vote for the proposed Boston Enterprise 2.0 Blogs were one of the initial social media, emerging on the political scene in 04 and business in 05. This session will cover the state of business blogs in 2010 both within the enterprise and on the Web and attempt to convince you that blogs and Twitter are natural partners that make each other stronger.  in Boston.

Join our Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2010 Session in June in Boston

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conference in Boston on June 14-17. and I always get to see so many virtual colleagues in person   Here is a post on the panel session I participated in last year, Thoughts on Twitter and Business for Enterprise 2.0

Business Community Leaders: Francois Gossieaux Needs You

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Facebook Group to our 2007 Facebook Groups in Business Investigation (FGIBI). . It is 5 years since Joe Cothrel and I convened the Online Communities in Business Study 2004. Tags: Collaboration Connected Business Organizational Networks Social Networks

From Enterprise 2.0 Boston To Catalyst San Diego: Enterprise Social Networking Workshop

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Bill Ives (Portals and KM) provided a write-up of the workshop delivered in Boston last week. Common issues proponents of social networking face include: establishing the business case, acquiring funding, determining metrics, developing governance policies, and addressing security concerns. Business and IT staff whose job responsibility involves the following: innovation, talent management, collaboration, knowledge management, or community-building.

"How Robin Chase Reinvented the Transportation Industry"

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About a dozen years ago, I was one of a couple of dozen women in Boston selected to present at one of Springboard's New England Venture Forum. Business TechnologyTo prepare, we were divided into small discussion groups of four or five.

How Procter & Gamble Got Employees to Use Social Networking at Work - - Business Technology Leadership

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Karlyn, attorney at Foley & Lardner in Boston, will share tips on negotiating tactics and new, creative contract terms to help mid-market CIOs make better deals. Executive Competencies Assessment Tool Assess Your Business Leadership Skills with the Councils new benchmarking tool. Through its Global Business Services group, P&G is deploying an intranet that allows users to create value beyond their usual circles. Get Google Enterprise Search for your business information.


Do You Know Outstanding Social Business Leaders for 2013?

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is seeking Outstanding Social Business Leaders For 2013. They are looking for introductions to the best of the best, a new set of Social Business Leaders to be announced at June's E2 Conference in Boston. The Brainyard.

Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools - My Notes from Enterprise 2.0 Boston Conference

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conference in Boston , June 14- 17. They have communities for each business area.   Eugene talked about the phrase “in the flow of work” and said they only look for clients who have a business case. Marcia asked how can the activity stream be used for business reasons and not but just serendipity? This is the fifth in a series of my notes on the Enterprise 2.0 This post covers the panel, Microsharing: It is All About the Tools. It is Not About the Tools.

The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool - The BrainYard - InformationWeek

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The Second Leg Of The Social Business Stool. In my last column , I introduced the three main elements of a social business strategy -- process, management, and technology -- and focused on what it means to socialize a business process. Social-business processes require access to online communities in order to solicit ideas, get feedback, identify risks, and share results. DoubleDutch Doubles Down On Social and Location for Business.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture

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Conference last month in Boston: " The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in mid-June in Boston is the premier conference each year for discussing, debating, exploring, and showcasing the latest work in applying Enterprise 2.0 The conference started as the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York in 2005, but shifted to Boston the following year and changed its name to the Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2012: Social, Business, Culture.